Science Stars Day 2013
200 Greater Manchester pupils aged 12-14 visited the Faculty in early July, experiencing a taste of university life and finding out more about what it means to be a scientist. Pupils were immersed in a full day of workshops run by Faculty staff and students. Many of them left enthused by the fascinating world of science.
The day began with a lecture from Dr Liz Sheffield, exploring ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ science of animated films.
The students then took part in six lab-based workshops. They experienced Aquascience, an indoor pond-dipping activity that teaches people all about the insect life we find in rivers, then got hands on with “mucus” to learn about the immune response to parasitic worms. Later, they learned about the heart and lungs in a t-shirt drawing activity and made functional heart models, before building their own DNA double helix and, finally, they ‘diagnosed’ some patients with diabetes.
The days were a great success and enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.
“The students were friendly and I learned a lot. I really enjoyed it and wish I could visit again.”
“I loved it! I was keen on science regardless but today was a fantastic opportunity.”
“It was fun but also we learnt new things about science so thank you.”
Take a look at our past events...
Science Stars Day 2011
Science Stars Day 2010